BMW accident case: Man claiming to be driver seeks bail

With police yet to arrest the driver of the BMW which rammed into an Indigo killing two persons,including a pregnant woman,one Rajesh,claiming to be the driver of the car,filed for bail through a lawyer in a city court on Saturday.

Written by TUHIN DUTTA | Gurgaon | Published: May 13, 2012 2:21 am

With police yet to arrest the driver of the BMW which rammed into an Indigo killing two persons,including a pregnant woman,one Rajesh,claiming to be the driver of the car,filed for bail through a lawyer in a city court on Saturday.

However,police said Rajesh was not even an accused in the case and they have not arrested him. Rajesh’s bail plea has been deferred till

Monday,court sources said. Confirming the development,DCP (East) Maheshwar Dayal said,“In accident cases,one can apply for bail. But

this person is not even accused in the case and,therefore,we have not arrested him.”

Sources said the move might be aimed at protecting the real culprit by projecting somebody else as the criminal and getting him bail through a lawyer. Police said although Devendra Sehrawat,the owner of the BMW,had joined the investigation,he was not cooperating. Senior police officers said Sehrawat was served a legal notice asking him to produce his son but he has not done so till now. “Even the statement he gave is sketchy. He told us that when he heard about the accident,he went to the hospital to meet those injured and then returned home. How can we act based on such flimsy statements?” said a police officer.

Meanwhile,Dakshesh,the BCom student who was in the BMW when the accident took place,reportedly told police that he was busy on his mobile phone when the accident happened and did not remember anything after that.

Police said a special team has been formed to nab the culprits. According to police,initial investigation suggested that Sehrawat’s son was driving the BMW. But later reports suggested there may have been a driver and the son and Dakshesh were sitting in the back. The BMW was travelling at more than 100 km/hour when it rammed into the Indigo.

Sanjay Gulati (42) and Kshama Chopra (30) died on the spot while Rajendra Chopra (68),Veena Chopra (65) and Sailesh Sethi (32) were injured in the accident.

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